Roasted Spiralized Butternut Squash Noodles

Roasted Spiralized Butternut Squash Noodles are a healthy pasta alternative or side dish that only takes about 10 minutes to roast in the oven.

Roasted Spiralized Butternut Squash Noodles are a healthy pasta alternative or side dish that only takes about 10 minutes to roast in the oven.

This is so good as a side dish or topped with a hearty meat sauce (skinny bolognese would be great!)

Roasted Spiralized Butternut Squash Noodles are a healthy pasta alternative or side dish that only takes about 10 minutes to roast in the oven.

My husband doesn’t care for zucchini noodles, but is a huge fan of butternut, and therefore loves these noodles. The best part is they only take about 10 minutes to cook and they don’t get soggy like zucchini, although they do tend to get soft and break if you cook them too long. I prefer to use the thicker noodle blade (if you have the Inspiralizer, it’s blade D) and roast them in a single layer, so for this recipe I used two sheet pans. You can also cut them ahead on the weekend and keep them in ziplock bags in my fridge for the week to roast as needed.

The top straighter part of the butternut is the only part that can be spiralized as the bottoms part with seeds is not solid and therefor it would not work. Save the bottom part for soup or another use. For this recipe you’ll need one large butternut for two people. The top part that gets spiralized should be about 20 ounces once trimmed and peeled.

Roasted Spiralized Butternut Squash Noodles

Roasted Spiralized Butternut Squash Noodles are a healthy pasta alternative or side dish that only takes about 10 minutes to roast in the oven.

Ingredients:

  • 20 ounces (from 1 large) top portion of butternut squash, peeled
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • black pepper, to taste

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400F.  Lightly spray 2 large baking sheets with oil.
  2. Trim the top portion of the butternut that can be spiralized reserving the bottom for another recipe. Trim the top off and peel the skin off.
  3. Cut the butternut in 2 pieces so it’s easier to handle, then spiralize using the thickest noodle setting of your spiralizer. Cut into 6 inch lengths so it’s easy to eat.
  4. Transfer to the prepared baking sheets and drizzle each with 1 teaspoon oil, 1/4 teaspoon salt and black pepper to taste.
  5. Roast until soft, 7 to 10 minutes.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 2 servings, Serving Size: 1 1/2 cups

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Smart Points: 2
  • Points +: 4
  • Calories: 153
  • Total Fat: 5g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 152mg
  • Carbohydrates: 30g
  • Fiber: 8g
  • Sugar: 0g
  • Protein: 3g

 

Roasted Spiralized Butternut Squash Noodles are a healthy pasta alternative or side dish that only takes about 10 minutes to roast in the oven.